8.3 #12394 (DL Qual #5561

Jul 28, 2011 8:53 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I have been seeing many touching stories and decided I'd like to share one. Sorry in advance for the long post! Okay, on my last trip at the end of April, my mom and I were in line for the Astro Orbiter. There was a blind man, about the age of 18 with his father standing behind us in line. The boy kept asking his father what the attraction looked like. The father would keep telling him about it. As the line kept moving, the boy reached out to feel where he was, as he reached out he touched my hand. Embarrassed, the boy jumped back to his father. I simply said it was totally okay and not for him to worry. He smiled and continued to talk with his father. As it came time for both our parties to get in our rockets, the boy and his father both couldn't fit together in the rocket. The father asked him if he wanted to go by himself, and the boy said yes. Reluctantly, the father left as the CM secured the boy in tightly. As I sat in my rocket ready to take off I thought of how Disneyland would feel without seeing anything at all, it saddened me a little bit that this boy had never truly seen the magic. But as our flight started, I looked back to see the boy flying as high as he could, with the happiest face I ever saw. At that moment I saw a blind man SEE Disneyland for the first time, better than I ever had before.

Chills and goosebumps! - TinkKim  190.2 #2114 8:55PM
Awesome story gave me goose bumps!!! - marinefubar  51.9 #4707 8:56PM
oh wow. that is truly touching :') thank you for sharing. - missgoofy  371.6 #614 8:56PM
Wow! Awesome!!! - Zipitydoodahdad  270.0 #1164 8:56PM
*tears* - sassesarah4u  133.6 #2987 8:56PM
Beautiful. :) truly - fireflymom  60.4 #4427 8:57PM
Very touching!! You don't have to see to feel the magic, although it is a plus. Disney makes it enjoyable for everyone. Thanks for sharing! - AllysonWonderland  47.7 #4868 8:57PM
 - toph  2418.2 #60 8:57PM
Sigh, made my eyes tear!! Beautiful story - disneychick  235.8 #1525 8:57PM
Awww amazing story! Thanks for sharing. - kirsten!  191.6 #2096 8:58PM
Wow!! That was great !!  - 1lvdsny  65.4 #4284 8:58PM
Ok, I now have tears in my eyes! Touching post! - BRabbit  744.3 #261 8:58PM
great story, next time i go on Astro Orbiter im going to close my eyes and see what it feels like to see the ride in a different way - diznymommy84  215.9 #1787 8:58PM
That brought tears to my eyes... We take simple things for granted - Disney_lvr  137.3 #2930 8:58PM
Touching. - tiggermother  47.9 #4862 9:00PM
What a wonderful story, it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing that. - Aeloriel  6.5 #14891 9:01PM
Never let go of the magic you experienced. - Evilstitch  338.5 #709 9:01PM
Beautiful story :) Truly heart warming - littlestars12  192.6 #2085 9:02PM
Touching story. We're all lucky. - enigma3799  3.6 #27945 9:02PM
That brought tears to my eyes. Great story! - Mimmy  1442.3 #118 9:04PM
*tears* - bbngheartdisney  243.4 #1437 9:04PM
Awww this just melted my heart, thank you for sharing. - MommyluvsCars  5.8 #16445 9:05PM
Wow! Great story - MrMike  474.6 #449 9:07PM
wonderful experience for you, thanks for sharing - dizzylandjunky  224.9 #1672 9:07PM
Amazing story, thank you for sharing :) - Applek_CM  246.0 #1402 9:07PM
Aww that is so awesome(: - princessVanessa  384.3 #585 9:08PM
Aww what a great story! Thank you for sharing (: - pixiedust  134.3 #2975 9:10PM
That's cool! Thanks for sharing. - Pintraderswife  468.3 #461 9:10PM
What a wonderful experience and a great story. Thanks for sharing this.  - Ericksenator  377.7 #596 9:10PM
Wow, truly an amazing story. - Kevinthebird  4.6 #20196 9:11PM
Aww great story! Thanks for sharing :) - onceuponatime  172.6 #2366 9:11PM
Thanks for sharing this experience! What an amazing moment, for both of you. Makes me emotional thinking about it, DL is so many things to so many people, but it all boils down to the magic Walt created! - LisaMouse7531  410.1 #544 9:16PM
Great story! Brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing. - Mommadisneyfan  40.7 #5187 9:16PM
This brought tears to my eyes....thank you for sharing this lovely story. - luvMickey  583.6 #347 9:19PM
I want to cry now!! and sometimes we complain about everything! :-/ not knowing how to be thankful everyday. - Evaskellington  161.2 #2549 9:26PM
Wow! Thanks for sharing. That brought tears to my eyes and gave me goosebumps!! - PixarDreamer  245.8 #1404 9:29PM
Thank you for sharing this sad but beautiful story. - MiriamP  153.6 #2659 9:30PM
Thank you for sharing this story. It definitely bought tears to my eyes. - GoofyLove  56.4 #4527 9:31PM
Beautiful memory told beautifully! I will remember this one and think about it for a long time... - BeanzMom  1.9 #60678 9:32PM
That is a wonderful story. I'm glad you shared it. Thanks. - TheRealEvilQueen  25.1 #6521 9:32PM
Wow very touching story....I could totally picture the whole thing as if I was standing right next to you guys as it happened....We all take so much for granted - FrankyHLYWD  221.1 #41 9:37PM
That is a beautiful story.. just goes to show ya that the magic is truly "feeling" it and the rest takes care of itself. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story! - Tinkerbabe  49.2 #4817 9:43PM
What a special moment! - dopeyluv  111.9 #3390 9:44PM
Nice story, thanks for sharing. My husband works with blind/visually impaired students. - PrincessKristin  780.8 #240 9:46PM
I also got goosebumbs! That's a touching story - bippityboppityboo  391.3 #574 9:50PM
I have tears in my eyes. - sewgirl  342.6 #697 9:53PM
Wow think I was actually picturing the whole experience as I was reading it. I couldnt even imagine not being able to see all the wonders of the park. Amazing story, thank you! - donnievegas  1132.7 #161 9:54PM
Words can not explain the joy - acesmagic  122.7 #3171 9:56PM
Aww that story got me all teary eyed!! - Spiderbeth  215.1 #1798 9:56PM
Great story. Brought tears to my eyes. - poorun4tunatesoul  79.9 #3951 9:59PM
Your story brought a tear to my eyes thank you for sharing - Pirategirl  277.0 #1087 9:59PM
Wonderful story! Thanks for sharing! - ZipadeeMickey  284.0 #1026 10:01PM
Wow! What a cool story! It makes you really appreciate everything! Thank you for sharing - luvmygreenarmyman  571.1 #356 10:01PM
Great story! Thanks for sharing!!! - Boundin  712.2 #272 10:09PM
Oh that brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing, such a beautiful story. - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #135 10:11PM
wow.beautiful. :::wiping tears from eyes::: - VegasDisneyFreak  221.2 #1717 10:16PM
Wow...goosebumps.... Thank you - RyanP  242.9 #1444 10:17PM
Amazing, tearing up right now. I will always remember that story whenever I see that ride from now on. - Nala  375.8 #604 10:20PM
I have tears in my eyes.  - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  531.4 #391 10:20PM
I have tears in my eyes. Disney can make anything happen. We are truly blessed that Mr. Walt Disney brought us so much magic and happiness! - ILoveDL  60.6 #4422 10:22PM
Wow....wonderful. Thanks for sharing :o) - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #145 10:24PM
Great story, thank you for sharing! - Roto  245.6 #1406 10:27PM
That's such a beautiful and sad story. - disneygirl79  150.1 #2715 10:28PM
Tears are coming down!Such a great story, thanks for sharing the magic! - tmm669  71.2 #4135 10:28PM
Thats an awesome story!!!! - Keala76  326.2 #765 10:30PM
Thanks for sharing. That's a truly magical story. It put a smile on my face! - Happyhaunt de-vil  236.1 #1519 10:32PM
Its moments like this that make disney so magical! You don't have to see the magic you just have to feel it in your heart and soul! Great story!!! - MelB  108.6 #3458 10:32PM
Very touching story :-) - Jewelz  557.9 #363 10:36PM
I'd be lying if I said I didn't just tear up. Thanks for sharing! - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #197 10:39PM
*tears*. Thanks alot! No seriously, thank you for seeing DL in a new way - through the joy on the face of a stranger who can't see. Wow. - mcarthy6  426.5 #517 10:39PM
That made me teary eyed. Thank you SO much for sharing  - HereSnipey_Snipey  265.5 #1202 10:39PM
aww that just made my nite such a touching story - Tinky76  318.8 #808 10:40PM
this is so beautiful! I got a lil teary eyed :) - SammyJo  348.7 #680 10:43PM
That is a great experience, thank you for sharing! - onetrack  11.6 #10028 10:47PM
thanks for sharing your touching story. It brought a tear to my eye. - CM_tamstirr  558.6 #361 10:48PM
Lovely Sweet story thanks for posting - Islandariel  169.3 #2417 10:49PM
Thanks for sharing - PIRATADELCARIBE  94.0 #3680 10:50PM
Thank you for sharing your your story! - tinksmom  353.9 #664 11:24PM
Thanks for sharing your story it made me teary eyes  - irmouse  243.7 #1434 11:28PM
Thank you. - PrincessDuckie  905.1 #202 11:30PM
Wow...thnx for sharing. Beautiful story. - SandraluvsDL  5.1 #18364 11:34PM
Tears lots of them. Thanks so much for sharing this story!! - mrssumr  70.4 #4148 11:38PM
Touching story Thank You for sharing, tears here too. - TulareMama  27.0 #6282 11:45PM
Thank you so much for sharing your story. That's so amazing. And a testament to the human spirit! I loved reading this! - melissa_ficent  318.6 #809 11:48PM
That was very touching, just melts my heart..thanks for sharing - Leopardpixie  249.1 #1362 11:58PM
This made me cry... Thank u... Thank u for posting... Truly... - Disney-PINcess  251.9 #1331 12:00AM
 happy tears! - nittywitty  195.8 #2051 12:01AM
Such happy tears this brought me. I'm picturing his smile now of bliss. Thank you! :) - CoralsReef  319.2 #805 12:03AM
my 6 year old step son is deaf and we took him for the first time last year and although he can see, him not being able to hear the sounds of the park was sad for me too. but the smile in his face made up for it all. - mochamistie  273.2 #1137 12:03AM
That was truly amazing! Thank u for this story thinktink22!!!!!! - BrittneyPooh  10.1 #10941 12:07AM
That is such a fantastic story. It gave me the chills. - OneRareRose  141.4 #2862 12:19AM
Sometimes the littlest things matter the most. What a great story. Thank you for sharing it with us! - staygoldponyboy  13.0 #9340 12:38AM
What a great story! It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing it. - vernswifevickie  400.5 #563 5:28AM
What an amazing story...made me tear up! Thank you for sharing, it is nice to hear how others see the wonders and miracles that God provides to us (everyday!) - tinkmama33  7.2 #13821 7:50AM
Señor Buzz is also blind. He remembers what things use to look like but it's the sounds and riding wheelchair accessible rides that makes him fly high. If u smile at him he can't see u but if u tell him U like his shirt it makes his day - SeñorBuzz&Jessie  68.5 #4209 8:03AM
what an amazing story, you even brought me to tears as you probably did others.. We need not take for granted what is given to us as a gift and use it to our advantage! - disneysgirl76  225.6 #1656 8:42AM
Reading this just brought tears to my eyes.  - JessicaRabbit33  670.3 #302 8:47AM
Aww :'( great story - dina8  12.8 #9468 8:52AM
This is just wonderful...chills! - iDreamAboutDumbo  331.6 #739 8:54AM
I wonder if he may feel the magic more then most of us do. Thanks for the wonderful story. - JungleBum  1017.0 #182 8:58AM
Wow. That brought tears to my eyes. - ladybug33  8.4 #12373 9:04AM
Beautiful story. A good reminder of how the magic touches others in a different way. - Gia  802.0 #231 9:11AM
No joke... Goosebumps here too. Great story! - JaredMc  222.2 #1708 9:17AM
OMG!!!! Amazing story!!! Truly touched my heart! - 1Princess3Princes  611.2 #333 12:24PM
That was a wonderful story. Yes, goosebumps too. - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #177 12:28PM

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